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I really like their D core Visnovsky, Blake, Preissing, Modry, Brad Stuart and Jack Johnson.

If they can get solid goaltending (and Berner did look very good in his first start), then they could really surprise people imo.

I like the additions of Handzus, Nagy and Calder upfront, which will finally provide some secondary scoring for the likes of Kopitar, Frolov and Cammalleri.

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I think this team could really do something if they improved their goaltender situation.

What happened to that Japanese guy they had lol

I think they may have solved their goaltending situation. I watched the Oilers/Kings game last night and that LaBarber guy is amazing. His stats are incredable and he's been doing really good for them, I think he's gone 4-0 this season.

The Oilers came on strong, especially in the third and couldn't score....awesome goaltending.

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I think they may have solved their goaltending situation. I watched the Oilers/Kings game last night and that LaBarber guy is amazing. His stats are incredable and he's been doing really good for them, I think he's gone 4-0 this season.

The Oilers came on strong, especially in the third and couldn't score....awesome goaltending.

LaBarbera isn't brutal, but he isn't an NHL number 1, he's wildly inconsistent, he's a temporary solution, he's already 27-28 and isn't going to get any better.

He is probably the better option then JS Aubin though.

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LaBarbera isn't brutal, but he isn't an NHL number 1, he's wildly inconsistent, he's a temporary solution, he's already 27-28 and isn't going to get any better.

He is probably the better option then JS Aubin though.

Wasn't Huet also considered wildly inconsistent in LA too?

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I feel bad for the Kings players. THey live all the way out there, so far away from Toronto, so no one cares aout them. My brother has been a HUGE kings fan for his whole life, and after seeing the game last night, I expec a LOT more people to BECOME kings fans. They've got a GREAT core of young talent. Camalieri isa workhorse, and has GREAT hands. Everyone talks about Malkin and how amazing he is, but this Kopitar kid is a dynamo! So slick with the puck. Dustin Brown hits EVERYTHING. The goaltending has been the only problem, and hopefully they can ride Labarbera to a successful season. The Kings look to be a bright young team in this league. I wish we'd see more of them on TV.

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The Kings had massive amounts of fans during the Gretzky/Hrudy/McSorley days, then after that they kind of became a team that was easy to forget about.

I'm not a big Kings fan, due to the fact that they're in California, but they definately have some great young talent. Last nights Kings game was probably the first time I've watched them play in eight years.

It's not too often I see them (unless they play the Habs).

I was impressed with their goaltending, inconsistant or not, holy crap, he got the first star of the game and it was well deserved. The Oilers looked great last night, lots of energy, lots of shots and lots of chances but they couldn't be LaBarbera.

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I was impressed with their goaltending, inconsistant or not, holy crap, he got the first star of the game and it was well deserved. The Oilers looked great last night, lots of energy, lots of shots and lots of chances but they couldn't be LaBarbera.

Might have something to do with the fact the Oilers couldn't put the puck in the ocean, the simply can't score, on any given night they could make a career minor leaguer look like Luongo.

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Might have something to do with the fact the Oilers couldn't put the puck in the ocean, the simply can't score, on any given night they could make a career minor leaguer look like Luongo.

They've been doing better with goal scoring and chances. At the start of the season they were lucky to register 15 shots on goal a game, they're definately putting the puck to the net more and getting a lot more chances than they did four games ago. Last night they had a lot of great scoring chances and LeBarbera stood tall in net.

If the Oilers can score four goals against the Wild, they shouldn't be having a goal scoring drought much longer. They definately have the talent there and it's only a matter of time before they can start using it.

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Might have something to do with the fact the Oilers couldn't put the puck in the ocean, the simply can't score, on any given night they could make a career minor leaguer look like Luongo.

Thats kinda true,

Edmonton GF average: 2.363

Montreal GF average: 3.5

LOS ANGELES GF average: 3.25

OTTAWA GF average: 3.4

Thats impresive for the Habs 3.5 goals per game.

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wow... eight unanswered goals by the kings against the hawks. This team could be really good if they EVER got consistent goaltending. Go Kings Go.

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Kings sign forward Oscar Moller to 3 year Entry Level Contract

Moller, 19, recently finished his second season with the Western Hockey League’s Chilliwack Bruins, recording 82 points (39-43=82) and 42 penalty minutes in 63 regular season games and three points (1-2=3) and four penalty minutes in four playoff games. His 39 goals were seventh in the WHL, while his 82 points were tied for 10th in the league. He was tied for fourth in the league with 16 power-play goals and tied for fifth with 28 power-play assists. Moller was named a WHL First-Team All-Star, the only European player recognized by the WHL in either All-Star selections or award nominations.

The 5-11, 179-pound native of Stockholm, Sweden also this season played in two playoff games with the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League, where he had one assist. He was a member of Team Sweden at the 2008 World Junior Championship and he recorded five points (3-2=5) and was a plus-3 in six games, helping Team Sweden to the silver medal.

In 2006-07, Moller netted 69 points for Chilliwack (32-37=69) in 68 games. His 32 goals led Chilliwack and were tied for third among WHL rookies, while his 69 points was fifth among league freshman. In addition, he was named co-winner of the Bruins Rookie of the Year award. Moller also captained Team Sweden to a bronze medal at the Under-18 World Championship last summer.

Source: http://kings.nhl.com/team/app/?service=pag...rticleid=361309

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http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=240278&amp...s=topStory_main

The Los Angeles Kings have fired head coach Marc Crawford.

Kings president and general manager Dean Lombardi made the announcement Tuesday that Crawford will not return next season as the team's head coach despite having one year left on his contract.

In his two seasons as head coach, Crawford posted a 59-84-21 with the Kings.

"We appreciate Marc's commitment the two seasons he has been here," Lombardi said in a press release. "However, we believe that in evaluating where we are at and, more importantly, where we are going as an organization, we feel this coaching change was the right decision to make. We wish Marc the best in his future endeavors."

The Kings hired Marc Crawford as the 21st head coach in Kings history on May 22, 2006.

Crawford began his NHL coaching career with Quebec in 1994 and in his first season he became the youngest coach to win the Jack Adams Trophy. After the Nordiques relocated to Denver he won the Stanley Cup in 1996.

Overall, in 12 seasons and 905 games behind the bench as an NHL head coach, Crawford, has compiled a regular season record of 438-342-125 and a playoff mark of 43-40.

Undoubtedly, he will have work soon. I imagine he will be more inclined to coach in the Eastern conference, as it is a little more suited to his open style of coaching.

I really like Marc. He is an extremely intelligent man and has a very good resume - the Jack Adam's he won in his first year, the Cup with Colorado, and the great job he did turning the Canucks around and achieving success there, including a modest playoff run against Calgary that one year. He didn't have a lot of cards to play in L.A., and a change of scenery for both sides isn't much of a surprise. What I love most about him, however, is his run and gun style of play. He will be a good addition to a lot of teams, particularly in the East as I said earlier.

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Wow the Kings have lost Visnovsky and Camalleri in the lask week and don't have much to show for it.

A seventh overall pick for Camalleri, and Jarrett Stoll and Matt Green for Visnovsky. Seems a little low to me, Stoll in his best year will barely replace Visnovsky's offense and who is gonna step it up on D?

Why do the Kings seem to be stuck in a permanent rebuild? They have so much young talent but don't seem to get much right other than drafting.

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Any news on the Kings and the Cap front? From what i've seen, this team is WAY under the cap basement and has made no inkling that they are going after free agents or anything. These guys need a goalie badly. Maybe Khabibulin?

Haven't heard much on the Kings front since Lubo got moved. It will be another rough season without a decent goalie.

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